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NFL free agent Antonio Brown appears at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., via video link  Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Brown was granted bail on Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail. The wide receiver will have to pay a bond of $110,000, surrender his passport, wear a monitor, get mental health evaluation and pass random drug tests. He also can't have guns. Brown is accused of attacking the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun Sentinel via AP, Pool)

NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

Jan. 24, 2020 6:51 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after a night in a Florida jail, where he turned himself in to face charges that he and his trainer attacked the driver of a moving truck that carried some of his possessions from California. Broward County Judge Corey...

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

Jan. 22, 2020 5:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) — Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year. The low-cost plans aren't required to cover...

Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz speaks with one of his defense attorneys, Gabe Ermine, before a hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Amy Beth Bennett/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, Pool)

Florida school shooting trauma affects young witness

Jan. 22, 2020 11:10 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A young student who witnessed the 2018 massacre at a Florida high school is still too traumatized by the experience to give a formal statement and possibly testify at trial, her lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney Jay Cohen said the 17-year-old girl is still in mental health...

David Beckham poses for a photograph before a Christian Dior pre-fall 2020 men's fashion collection presentation during Art Basel on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Beckham's MLS team in Miami takes field for first time

Jan. 20, 2020 1:37 PM EST

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new soccer team finally got to play soccer. After more than six years of planning — and a process that was at times brutally difficult — Inter Miami took the field for the first time Monday. The expansion MLS club’s inaugural training...

Critics: consumers should be wary of short-term health plans

Jan. 20, 2020 11:01 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Consumers who bought short-term health insurance thinking they had found a better deal than “Obamacare” during the open enrollment season may be in for a shock when they show up at their doctor’s office this year. The low-cost plans aren't required to cover...

No jail time for distracted driver who killed 2 cyclists

Jan. 17, 2020 7:42 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who ran her car into a group of bicyclists in 2018, killing two people, will avoid jail time. Nicole Vanderweit, 34, pleaded no contest this week to careless driving in Broward County court, the Sun Sentinel reported. In addition to having her license suspended...

Feds: Smugglers ferry Chinese migrants to Florida in yachts

Jan. 16, 2020 3:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities have thwarted two separate attempts by smugglers to bring Chinese migrants illegally into the U.S. through Florida aboard yachts. Three men are facing human smuggling charges in federal courts in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The Miami Herald first reported they are accused of...

Commission investigating Florida high school massacre sued

Jan. 15, 2020 6:26 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Student and civil rights groups are suing the commission investigating the 2018 Florida high school massacre, saying it illegally adjourned a recent meeting before the public could speak and held the meeting at an inaccessible location. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed...

Florida governor says land buy will stop Everglades drilling

Jan. 15, 2020 11:57 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will buy 20,000 acres (8,000 hectares) of land in the environmentally sensitive Everglades to prevent oil drilling in the area, Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday. In a news release, the Republican governor said the cost would be as much as $18 million depending on when...

In this Jan. 4, 2020 photo made available by the Broward Sheriff's Office, Chauncy Devonte Lump is under arrest. Authorities charged Lump with threatening to kill President Trump in retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Feds: Security guard threatened Trump over Iranian's death

Jan. 9, 2020 3:09 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida security guard threatened to kill President Donald Trump as retaliation for the U.S. military killing an Iranian general, posting a live video on Facebook where he stated “he killed my leader and I have to kill him” while periodically displaying a...